Apple.. How about assembly here???

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  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    Apple is just like all the other companies who have sold out to build their products over seas.

    They could win a lot of votes if they brought back jobs, and not JOBS, to the US.
    Pretty soon no one here will be able to buy their products here.
     
  2. danielcox macrumors member

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    And why do they do that? Because they can get a quicker, cheaper and better quality product. Thats right, overseas companies are making better quality components than you.
     
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  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No, it's good business. You can't get the combination of high quality, high volume and low cost Apple have by building in the US.
     
  5. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't matter now, because the country is going down the tubes and it is like a snowball, picking up speed...
    talk about greed, the US has fostered a nice bunch of mobsters running the banking system that in turn runs corrupt politicians..

    can't wait for Armageddon to clean things up..
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not greed but the state of affairs.

    How can apple make a laptop for 999 (11" MBA) when they will be required to pay the people who will make the laptop a minimum wage and benefits.

    The same thing happens over and over, heck back at the turn of the century (19th-20th), there was a thriving show sector here in Massachusetts but then cheap labor over-seas decimated that.

    Apple to be competitive and profitable needs to reduce costs where ever possible.

    Who in the right mind will be buying an apple laptop for 3,000 just because it was made in the USA, or an iPhone for 600 dollars and that's the subsidized price.

    It would be corporate suicide.

    So no, its not greed but capitalism (which not bad either because capitalism made this country great)
     
  7. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess good business means you destroy the majority for the benefit of the few..

    you are brain washed.. Captialism is a system to make the rich, very rich, and the poor, very poor.. have you not figured that out yet?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not apple's responsibility to ensure that the US citizens are happy and well fed. They employ a lot of US citizens and pay their taxes (unlike google).
     
  9. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I love apple products but they are just an example with what is bringing down the system.. you will see Anarchy soon..
     
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    Sure, what ever you say, that's why russia, china who have embraced capitalism are enjoying higher standards of living never before realized in the modern area. Socialism only succeeded in making everyone poor over in those nations. now they're both economic powerhouses, especially china
     
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    If you want to stick to your principles and not be hypercritical, then you should not buy any apple products or any products that come from companies that oppress the people.
     
  12. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is no good government!! They all fall short.. Humans are greedy and corrupt...Are you sick of the wars, the injustice you see going on all around you?
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    I think you should sell ALL your Apple products in protest. THAT will show 'em.

    In fact, don't buy ANYTHING not made in the U.S. Let us know how it works for you.
     
  14. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The damage, the disease, cancer has been diagnosed, the patient is dying, and only has a short time left, a band add will not fix it now.

    I don't think there is anything made in the US to buy. We are consumers not producers thanks to the governments policies from years ago.
     
  15. danielcox macrumors member

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    Do something about it? A hell of a lot of the injustice around is fueled by the American government nowadays.
     
  16. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    +1. Socialistic societies have never prospered, other than making everyone equally miserable. There is no incentive to work harder or to build a better product. If a product can be made of equal quality for less cost here in the States, then it would be. You can not blame a company for wanting to make a profit on its product. That's what they're supposed to do. If they can make the product for less and make more of a profit w/o compromising quality, then they should. If the quality suffers, then people won't buy the product. If the price is too high, then people are free to choose another competing product.
     
  17. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is crooked cannot be made straight..

    Those who fail to learn from history will repeat it.

    Time has run out for these governments, there is not one worth the time of day.
     
  18. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    Oh, blame the previous administration again for failures that continue to be propagated and made worse. You are right we are consumers, there is no incentive to be producers and manufacturers anymore.
     
  19. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is a small example of the corruption and fraud that is going on.


    Did you know that in the aftermath of the Savings and Loan (Thrifts) scandal there were more than a thousand felony convictions of financial elites? The cost of the wrongdoing associated with the rip-off and closure of nearly 800 Thrifts cost taxpayers more than $160 billion. The current sub-prime/mortgage-backed security scandal is 40 times bigger according to Economics professor William BlackThat means the size of the crime is $6.4 trillion by my calculation. Can you guess how many indictments there have been on financial elites who created this enormous mess? Zero, none, nada, zip. Yes, not one single prosecution or conviction has been started of achieved.

    That is simply outrageous considering the width and breadth of the many crimes committed.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    If you want to get into a debate about capitalism and the evils of society, then I suggest you post in the Political forum. Leave this thread to its intended purpose and that being why apple should or shouldn't assemble their products here vs. over seas.
     
  21. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you know why no convictions?
    Because the Banking Cartel and Wall street will crash the economic system. They will take down the Markets. They dare not go after them.. It's all a scam.. Those who make the money control the governments.. Their fiat money is the biggest scam, monopoly money and when people lose faith in the Law makers the money system will crash too as you can see all currencies are falling except honest money, gold and silver
     
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    Manufacturing is the lowest of the low jobs adn disappearing due to automation. You want your nation designing and creating. Most of Apple's design and engineering staff are still based in the US.
     
  23. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not going to make a world of difference now anyways even if Apple created more jobs here, the damage is done.

    Apple is just doing what all manufacturing companies have done, shipped all those jobs else where.

    In my area where there were many places to get a decent job are all gone now..
    Oh happy day..
     
  24. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am concerned on where all the 20 million Mexicans are going to work too?
     
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    Protectionism will get you nowhere except lower wages and more expensive goods. The free market reigns.
     

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